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to $100 billion in damage in the u.s., more than hurricane katrina. >> we are looking for high-risk cargo that comes into the country. >> reporter: ricardo shelter is the port director of baltimore for border patrol. the agency intercepted five insects never seen before. >> you could have crops that are destroyed in the united states. you could have interception of a pest or plant product that can make people sick. >> reporter: just look at the what the brown stinkbug has done, a native of china first spotted in pennsylvania nearly 15 years ago. >> we are spot picking right now. >> reporter: the stinkbug hit islamorada farmer bob black's orchard hard this year. >> you can see that the stinkbugs have sucked some of of the justice out of the cells. >> he will have to sell these apples for juice. >> more damage than i anticipated. >> reporter: and get half the price he would for a good apple sold in stores. the problem with invasive pests like this is there are no natural predators here so farmerss have to spray to keep the crop damage down. that increases their cost, a cost which is passed
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